I recently heard Australian Olympian Anna Meares give in inspirational talk to a gathering of Women in Super. Her closing words were…
“I look forward to the day things are equal and we don’t need a group called women in…anything!”
Anna Meares, Australian Olympian
– speaking at Women in Super
It made me think that women in sport, in finance in parliament in all walks of life are seeking to change a system designed for and by men where women are now seeking fairness and equality.
Sydney Women’s fund is so grateful to be a charity partner to Women in Super, as we share the same ideal of an Australia where women are equal in every aspect of life. Women in Super’s expert knowledge gives them awareness of the lack of lifetime financial security for so many women, so they seek equality for women’s retirement funds and advocate in a voice of authority to government seeking change.
Sydney Women’s fund stands for a more equal Sydney where all women have the chance of financial security and independence.
What is it to be equal?
It is meaningful work and fair wages. It is safety when you walk in the street no matter where you are. It is lack of discrimination of any kind. It is a strong voice and the ability to influence change in your own life, for your family or where you live.
The struggles for women’s equity continue across the globe in so many communities, in so many aspects of their lives. Compared to many places in the world we think we’re doing pretty well in Sydney, Australia’s global city – but our recent Portrait II Research – hopes dreams and fears of Sydney women tells us we have work to do to build equity for every woman and girl.
Sydney Women’s Fund’s programs support the most vulnerable women and girls, while we advocate for all women. Keep your eye on what we’re doing and please make Sydney Women’s Fund one of the causes you support, every dollar you give will give a women a chance to learn and change her life for the better.